Welcome Address from Principal Bri Thoreson

Military Appointments

Click the drop-down arrow to see the Miners accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy!

United States Air Force Academy

Micheal Schneider, III

Marc Van Gelder

Cort Ballinger

Military Academy at West Point

Erich Brilliant

Congratulations to the 2021 Senior Scholarship Recipients!

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Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Awarded to Griffin Geodde

Griffin will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Florida for an Aerospace Engineering degree. He was awarded both an Embry-Riddle merit scholarship as well as an Air Force ROTC scholarship in which he will participate in all 4 years at DET 157, the largest AF ROTC in the US, and graduate as an officer in either the Air Force or Space Force upon college graduation.

The Aly Christiansen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to Emma Taylor

The Aly Christiansen Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by contributions from friends and family in memory of Aly Christiansen, a 2001 graduate of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Aly was known for her love of family, friends, and Bishop Manogue. She will always be remembered for her contagious laugh, wonderful smile, and everlasting spirit. In recognition of her love of Bishop Manogue High School and UNLV, where she attended, this scholarship has been established in her honor. 

The Jan Santos Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Eric Sedlak

The Jan Santos Memorial Scholarship was created by her son and daughter-­in-­law, Herb and Kimberly Santos, Jr., in loving memory of Jan Santos. Jan made sure that when her sons were growing up, their friends always had a second home at her house. She regularly opened her home and her kitchen to her sons’ schoolmates, most of whom were Bishop Manogue students. Herb and Kimberly decided that a scholarship in her name, used to help defray the first year costs of room and board while attending college, would reflect her giving and loving nature.

Carl W. Andersen Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Emma Taylor and Mathew Salas

Carl W. Andersen was born in Elko, Nevada on October 30th, 1940. He attended school in Elko and at the University of Utah. In 1983, he and his partner started Peavine Construction, Inc. where he worked for more than 40 years. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time at his home in the Ruby Mountains near Jiggs. Although he was not an athlete himself, he enjoyed watching basketball and football and coached his daughters’ youth softball teams. Carl was a big supporter of youth activities and was always pleased to hear of a local young person’s success story.

The Louis Capurro and Genevieve Capurro Family Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to Andrew Mortellaro

In the early years of their marriage, Louis Capurro Sr. and his wife Bella began their ranching career in the meadows at the base of Rattle Snake Mountain in Washoe County Nevada. Their only son, Louis Capurro Jr., was an excellent student who worked long hours on the ranch while attending school.  In retirement, Genevieve and Louie established the Louis Capurro and Genevieve Capurro Family Foundation. Their children and spouses were the Foundation’s first Board of Directors. The current Capurro Family Foundation’s Board is made up of Louie and Genevieve’s eight grandchildren.  In keeping with their grandparent’s wishes the Board strives to provide opportunities for education and personal growth for the betterment of the community.

Tim Walsh Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Alyssa Rice

Tim Walsh was born in Reno, Nevada on September 24, 2001, and attended Bishop Manogue Catholic High School from August 2015 to June 2019. In middle school, Tim was very shy and dependent on his friends. He wasn’t sure who he was or what made him happy. Through his years at Manogue Tim learned to take opportunities when they came to him, and as a result, he created an amazing group of friends, got involved in drama and participated in the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and was the manager of Miner TV his senior year. During Tim’s time at Manogue, he grew from a shy boy to a confident young man. He made people laugh, he made people happy, and he wasn’t afraid to voice his opinions. He gained the self-confidence he needed to become an actor, speaker, and leader, and he was happy. This scholarship is our way of honoring Tim and the person he became while at Manogue.

Michael "Bub" Yenick Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Xavier Allen, Beatrice Maloney, and Mathew Salas

Michael “Bub” Yenick was a gifted athlete who led Bishop Manogue High School athletic teams to win Nevada State Championships in Football and Basketball in 1999-2000. Bub had a natural athletic ability for all sports in which he devoted many long, compassionate, and dedicated hours of practice. He was a leader off the field and extremely devoted to his faith and spirituality. During his time at Bishop Manogue he was very involved in school spirituality and became a Eucharistic Minister. As a team captain and popular guy, Bub would constantly reach out to fellow classmates who didn’t socially quite fit in. His cool demeanor and simplistic offers to have others join him at lunch, pick up the ball, or hang out in the hall would be small acts of kindness Bub constantly gave out to everyone and anyone. He took those early life lessons and values and practiced what was preached to him. He wasn’t doing it for gratitude or attention, he was just being Bub.

Bruno P. Menicucci Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Brian Wiebe

This scholarship honors the memory of Bruno P. Menicucci, former teacher and coach at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.  Bruno Menicucci was an educator, coach, public servant and devout Catholic.  He lived his life committed to his faith, family, and community.  He believed in the power of knowledge and valued his educational opportunities.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who can demonstrate those same values of education, faith, family, and community.

The Dunlap Family Scholarship

Awarded to Nico Hofheins and Mathew Salas

The Dunlap Family Scholarship.  This scholarship has been established by Merritt and Julie Dunlap, alumni parents of Bishop Manogue.  The Dunlap’s were very involved in the Lacrosse program, and their support helped establish and stabilize this club at the school. After Ryan’s graduation in 2014, the Dunlap’s chose to continue their support of the school by presenting this scholarship to a graduating senior. 

The Glaubitz Family Trust Scholarship

Awarded to Margaret Hammond

The Glaubitz Family Trust Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend a college or university.

The Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to Nico Hofheins

Each year the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation awards grants exclusively for charitable purposes within Northern Nevada for education and youth development.

The Miner Achievement Scholarship

Awarded to Riley Navarro

 The Miner Achievement Scholarship was established by an anonymous family as a way of honoring exemplary students who successfully balanced academic and extracurricular activities. The intent in sponsoring this scholarship is to allow young adults to live the collegiate experience and to follow their dreams.

Dave Myers '60 Scholarship

Awarded to Mathew Salas

The Bishop Manogue Graduates of 1960 have been awarding the Dave Myers ’60 Scholarship to a graduating Mangoue senior for over 56 years. This one-time scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving graduating senior planning to attend the University of Nevada, Reno.

NV Energy's 25 Powerful Partnership Scholarship

Awarded to Joshua Banes

NV Energy’s 25 Powerful Partnership Scholarship recipient is Joshua Banes.

Boston College Scholarship

Awarded to Yutaro Kikuchi

Boston College has sponsored a scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Program which is being awarded to Yutaro Kikuchi for his outstanding academic performance. 

The National Merit Scholarship Program is a long-standing organization that recognizes the success of students based on their academic performance, PSAT, and SAT scores. 

Congratulations to our National Merit Finalists!

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Yutaro Kikuchi

Yutaro Kikuchi

Yutaro Kikuchi plans on attending the University of Toronto where he will major in Mathematics and Statistics and minor in Psychology.

Nicolas Reed

Nicolas Reed

Nick is a passionate learner, athlete, and member of the BMCHS community. Along with completing numerous AP level courses over four years, this past year he has pushed his academic limits in Math by participating in Calculus 3 on campus and completing AP Computer Science online. Nick was a dedicated member of the baseball team all four years and spent two years serving our community as a member of the Squires Club. He balanced all of this with a part-time job at Arrowcreek Golf Club and an online clothing business. Nick plans to attend Villanova University in the fall and will study Business.

Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Scholars!

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Jillian Beilke

Jillian Beilke

Jillian Beilke is an impressive and well-rounded student, having demonstrated her hard work and dedication in academics, athletics, and the performing arts. Jillian was on the Swim Team for all four years at Bishop Manogue as well as a year of Cheerleading and a season of Soccer. She is a valuable member of the BMCHS Choir and was awarded the Director’s Award for Chorus. In Speech & Debate, Jillian placed at the top of her event in Congressional Debate and earned a bid to the national tournament. She kept an excellent attendance record, participated in the Academic Team, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Jillian plans to study Statistics at the University of Notre Dame this fall.

Ryan Foltz

Ryan Foltz

Ryan is the captain of the tennis team at Bishop Manogue and competed in Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling as well. Along with being a dedicated athlete, Ryan has spent six years growing his own pet-sitting business. He serves around twenty clients and has learned crucial life skills through running his own business. Even with Ryan’s busy schedule, he still managed to take eight Advanced Placement classes during his time at BMCHS. Ryan plans on attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in the fall where he will major in Business and minor in Computer Science.

Matthew Stenvold

Matthew Stenvold

Matthew is a bright student who excels in subjects that interest him, notably those that fall under S.T.E.M. fields. Not only has he taken 9 AP classes and several other honors courses, but he has also received multiple academic accolades including a first-place finish in the AMC 12 and perfect math SAT score. In addition to academics, he also excels in athletics as a member of both the football and track team. In just his sophomore year, he represented 4A North at State in the 300H after coming second in regionals. Off-campus, Matthew helped form a nonprofit to prevent teen suicide and occasionally leads youth groups on the challenge course below Mt. Rose. Matthew seeks to continue his education in college as he studies Computer Science and Engineering.

Brian Wiebe

Brian Wiebe

Throughout high school, Brian completed twelve Advanced Placement classes, served as the Director of Miner TV, and bowled for the school team. He uses his technical background to give back to the community as a programmer for the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and as a videographer for the Reno Pops Orchestra and Catholic Charities. Brian is an Eagle Scout, a Northern Nevada Harvard Prize Book recipient, as well as a winner of the 2018 Microsoft Reno Hackathon. He spends his free time running his own technical consulting business, taking photos, cooking, and singing. Brian is planning on studying Computer Science Engineering with an emphasis in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Brianna Cherry

Awarded to Brianna Cherry

College Board National Hispanic Recognition goes to Brianna Cherry for her remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. 

Congratulations to this year's AP Scholars!

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AP Scholars

The College Board recognizes outstanding achievement on Advanced Placement Exams from the previous year. The following students received the designation of AP Scholar, meaning they received a score of three or higher on three or more AP Exams in 2020.

Kaia Brown

Marissa Canfield

Michael Carter

Giovanna Cibulsky

Ryan Foltz

Christina Hsueh

Beatrice Maloney

Madison McCraw

Nicolas Reed

Amanda Wen

AP Scholars with Honor

The following students received the designation of AP Scholar with Honor, meaning they received a score of three or higher on four or more AP Exams in 2020.

Armand Baldwin

Max Canfield

Kailu Liu

Andrew Scolari

Jixiang Xu

AP Scholar with Distinction

The following students received the designation of AP Scholar with Distinction, meaning they received a score of three or higher on five or more AP Exams in 2020.

Jillian Beilke

Glynn Boltman

Erich Brilliant

Brianna Cherry

Floriana Eustaquio

Grace Foster

Gia Gupta

Margaret Hammond

Yutaro Kikuchi

Matthew Stenvold

Britta Verhey

Brian Wiebe

AP Capstone Certified

The next awards are given to students who will have completed the AP Capstone program by graduation. AP Capstone is a diploma program based on two year-long AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. Instead of teaching specific subject knowledge, AP Seminar and AP Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills students need for college-level work. The College Board developed the AP Capstone Diploma program at the request of higher education professionals, who saw a need for a systematic way for high school students to begin mastering these skills before college. The following students have either completed or are on track to complete the AP Capstone certificate or diploma program.

Glynn Boltman - Diploma

Grace Foster - Diploma

Gia Gupta - Diploma

Michael Carter - Certificate

Amanda Wen - Certificate

Congratulations to the Senior Award recipients!

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The Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art Awards is a national program established in 1923. It recognizes and rewards impressive talent among middle and high school students. Past winners of this award have included Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Avedon and acclaimed designer Zac Posen. The Gold Key is the highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 to 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.

The number by each student’s name indicates the number of awards they won.

Margaret Hammond

Jared Lorson

Savannah Villa

National Medal and Gold Key winners: Margaret Hammond (2), Jared Lorson (1), Savannah Villa (1)

Margaret Hammond

Yuan Chieh Luo

Amy Van Gelder

Silver Key Award Winners: Margaret Hammond (3), Yuan Chieh Luo (2), Amy Van Gelder (1)

Margaret Hammond

Yuan Chieh Luo

Madison McCraw

Senior Honorable Mentions: Margaret Hammond (2), Yuan Chieh Luo (3), Madison McCraw (1)

Annaliese Benedict

Glynn Boltman

Celebrating Art Award Winners: Annaliese Benedict, Glynn Boltman, Brianna Cherry, Yuan Chieh Luo

Brianna Cherry

Yuan Chieh Luo

Choral Awards

Afsaneh Hormuzdi

The National School Choral Award goes to Afsaneh Hormuzdi

The National School Choral Award recognizes the outstanding senior choir student from each high school in the country. It is awarded to the student that shows outstanding achievement, ability, conduct, and outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program. This award is presented to Afsaneh Hormuzdi.

Afsaneh is also recognized for her participation and performance in the Nevada Women’s Choir and in Nevada All-State.

Jillian Beilke

The Director’s Award for Chorus is awarded to Jillian Beilke

The Director’s Award for Chorus is an award that honors outstanding senior members of the high school chorus.

Helena Libang

The Esprit de Choir is awarded to Helena Libang

The Esprit de Choir Award honors the student that embodies the spirit and enthusiasm of the choir.

Teagan Olmstead

The Most Improved Award goes to Teagan Olmstead

Most Improved Award honors the student who has worked diligently to improve upon their qualities of singing excellence.

Alyssa Rice

Abigail Castro

The Superior Choir Member Awards go to Alyssa Rice and Abigail Castro

The Superior Choir Member Awards honor the students that work diligently and quietly, behind the scenes, are always prepared for rehearsals, and make it a priority to participate in any outside rehearsals.

Leadership Longevity Awards

Leadership Longevity Awards recognize students who have participated in leadership for a minimum of three years.

Samantha Dulisse

Robert Johnson

Macy Smith

Jenna Sterrett

National Congressional Speech and Debate Qualifier

Abigail Castro

Jillian Beilke

Glynn Boltman

National Speech and debate recognition: the speech and debate team competed in their district tournament this year, which is the final competition where students earn bids to attend nationals. This is the most important competition for the league and the national speech and debate tournament is the largest academic competition in the country. The following students placed at the top of their events and earned bids to the national tournament:

Abigail Castro – Informative Speaking

Jillian Beilke – Congressional Debate

Glynn Boltman – International Extemporaneous Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Honor Roll

We want to recognize seniors who have made the Principal’s Honor Roll by maintaining a cumulative weighted 4.0 GPA.

Cort Ballinger

Jillian Beilke

Glynn Boltman

Erich Brilliant

Kaia Lu Brown

Emilee Bryan

Marissa Canfield

Max Canfield

Brianna Cherry

Max Covington

Isabel Esau

Floriana Eustaquio

Ryan Foltz

Grace Foster

Gia Gupta

Margaret Hammond

Nicolas Hofheins

Afsaneh Hormuzdi

Giorgio Hueman-Jimenez

Yutaro Kikuchi

Helena Libang

Olivia Lister

Kailu Liu

Madison McCraw

Daniel Mendoza-Jimenez

Nicholas Partridge

Riley Rau

Nicolas Reed

Shayla Riffel

Nathaniel Salkoff

Kathleen Schultz

Andrew Scolari

Eric Sedlak

Sean Sedlak

Ravinder Singh

Macy Smith

Alyssa Trevino

Amy Van Gelder

Marc Van Gelder

Britta Verhey

Amanda Wen

Mary White

Brian Wiebe

Jixiang (James) Xu